Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Collection Software

Each day, corporate IT managers, computer forensic examiners, and litigation support professionals are tasked with performing ESI collections for relevant files which reside in file shares, on client systems, and other popular data sources. The content may include Microsoft Exchange mailboxes, departmental data, individual custodian files, internet logs, telephone logs, or...

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What is a Forensic Image?

‘Imaging a hard drive’ is a phrase that is commonly used for preserving the contents of a custodian hard drive or server. It can also be used to describe when a custodian hard drive is cloned. It is worth taking some time to understand the differences and the advantages and...

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Recovering Deleted Email

It’s important to understand that deleted email is not recovered or indexed using common litigation support or electronic discovery software. These applications only process email that is still visible within the email software. Some email recovery software can also fall short when restoring deleted email records. Why is that? Because...

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Searching for Buried Treasure

Searching and identifying relevant content is a common process for both electronic discovery and computer forensic investigations. But some people don’t realize the challenges associated with indexing hundreds, or even thousands, of different file types and data structures. Mapping the data landscape may not immediately indicate where the textual “treasure”...

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ESI (Electronically Stored Information) Winds of Change

Changes are underway in how electronically stored information (ESI) is processed and reviewed. These changes are due to the huge size of repositories – hundreds of gigabytes or multiple terabyte sizes – identified for collection and processing. Corporations and their legal counsel realize that it may not be feasible or...

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